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Adults and Teens

We offer an array of opportunities for learning, creating, and sharing through art experiences at the Museum. Whether taking a class in our studios or hearing from an expert in our galleries, our visitors can choose from a variety of activities to engage with art. With established weekly programs like ArtBreak and Slow Art Sunday, or special events like First Thursday, Art On The Rocks, and teen nights, the BMA invites you to find a program that interests and excites you!

Art & Conversation: The Four R’s: Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Art!

May 7, 2015

Here’s your chance to find out what the Education Department does and how it plays an integral role in the community through school and teacher programs, community outreach, and initiatives geared towards the teen and college audiences. Kristen Greenwood, Suzy Harris, and Toby Richards lead this enlightening discussion.

ArtBreak: Moon Jar

ArtBreak: Moon Jar

May 5, 2015

Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

Today’s ArtBreak is led by Senior Curator and Curator of Asian Art Don Wood, Ph.D., who will lead a conversation on our Korean piece Moon Jar (dal hang-ari). Come learn about this beautiful piece in our collection!

No Slow Art Sunday

May 3, 2015

We will be cleaning up from the Museum Ball, so no Slow Art Sunday today! The Museum will be open during normal hours to the public.

Museum Ball: Museum Closed All Day

May 2, 2015

Please note that the Museum will be closed all day due to set up for the Museum Ball. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

The Museum will reopen during normal hours on Sunday, May 3 at noon.

Museum Ball: Second Floor Closed All Day

May 1, 2015

Please note that the second floor of the Museum, including galleries, the café, Bart’s ArtVenture, and the Museum Store, will be closed today due to Museum Ball set up.

The third floor galleries and gardens will remain open.

Museum Ball: Second Floor Closed, Café and Store Open Until 2PM

April 30, 2015

Please note that the second floor of the Museum, including galleries and Bart’s ArtVenture, will be closed today due to Museum Ball set up. Oscar’s Café and the Museum Store will remain open until 2PM.

The third floor galleries and gardens will remain open.

Museum Ball: Second Floor Closes at 2PM

April 29, 2015

Please note that the second floor of the Museum, including galleries, the café, Bart’s ArtVenture, and the Museum Store, will close today at 2PM due to Museum Ball set up.

The third floor galleries and gardens will remain open.

Art Break: Between Fantasy and Reality with Artist Frank Fleming

Art Break: Between Fantasy and Reality with Artist Frank Fleming

April 28, 2015

Feed your body and mind at noon every Tuesday. Join us for a 20-30 minute gallery talk. Stay for lunch at Oscar’s Café and they will throw in a free dessert!

Today’s ArtBreak is led by artist Frank Fleming, whose art is currently on display in the Museum’s exhibition Between Fantasy and Reality: Frank Fleming. This is a rare opportunity to hear from one of Alabama’s favorite artists, as he speaks about artwork from his early years.

Drop-in Tours

April 26, 2015

The Museum is an official partner of this year’s Magic City Art Connection! Come visit us for free tours and an art workshop during the festival!

Here is the tour schedule for Saturday:

1-1:30PM // Between Fantasy and Reality: Frank Fleming or Discovering the BMA
3-3:30PM // Between Fantasy and Reality: Frank Fleming or Discovering the BMA

Slow Art Sunday: Bands of Color in Various Directions

Slow Art Sunday: Bands of Color in Various Directions

April 26, 2015

Slow food, slow living, slow… art? Unlock the secrets of works in the Museum’s collection by cultivating the art of looking slowly. Our docents ask and answer questions to help guide your slow art experience and foster conversation. Leave the Museum feeling inspired- not tired!

This Sunday, Master Docent Judy Cook will lead a discussion on Sol LeWitt’s Bands of Color in Various Directions.

Drop-in Tours

April 26, 2015

The Museum is an official partner of this year’s Magic City Art Connection! Come visit us for free tours and an art workshop during the festival!

Here is the tour schedule for Saturday:

1-1:30PM // Between Fantasy and Reality: Frank Fleming or Discovering the BMA
3-3:30PM // Between Fantasy and Reality: Frank Fleming or Discovering the BMA

Magic City Art Connection Workshop

Magic City Art Connection Workshop

April 26, 2015

The Museum is an official partner of this year’s Magic City Art Connection! Come visit us for free tours and an art workshop during the festival!

Frank Fleming’s Between Fantasy and Reality exhibit features funny and fascinating sculptures produced between 1970-1985, a period when Fleming worked primarily with clay, stoneware, and ceramics. Animals with human fingers and toes, and cakes covered in tongues are just a few of the works featured in Fleming’s early work. Inspired by these sculptures at the Birmingham Museum of Art we will be making our own fantasy creatures. Craft your own paper animal or human body, hands & feet, and hold the puppet rods to make it dance to the music. Perhaps no one has ever seen a unicorn with duck feet and walrus tusks, but your shadow puppet can be the first!

Birmingham Fashion Week: Rising Design Start Challenge Closes

Birmingham Fashion Week: Rising Design Start Challenge Closes

April 26, 2015

Every year, students from across the city, in grades 6-12, come to the Museum to display their innovative fashion designs. Students are asked to get creative with their pieces, using very unconventional materials. This year’s designs are up to the challenge, featuring cartons of buttermilk, trash bags, fishing nets, stamps, and more!

Click here to see some of the designs as students set up their creations at the Museum.

Drop-in Tours

April 25, 2015

The Museum is an official partner of this year’s Magic City Art Connection! Come visit us for free tours and an art workshop during the festival!

Here is the tour schedule for Saturday:

11-11:30AM // Between Fantasy and Reality: Frank Fleming or Discovering the BMA
1-1:30PM // Between Fantasy and Reality: Frank Fleming or Discovering the BMA

Drop-in Tours

April 25, 2015

The Museum is an official partner of this year’s Magic City Art Connection! Come visit us for free tours and an art workshop during the festival!

Here is the tour schedule for Saturday:

11-11:30AM // Between Fantasy and Reality: Frank Fleming or Discovering the BMA
1-1:30PM // Between Fantasy and Reality: Frank Fleming or Discovering the BMA